Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) officially opened Sept. 18, 1961, with 270 students meeting for late afternoon and evening classes in temporary quarters at Severna Park High School. Today, AACC is an award-winning, fully accredited, public two-year institution serving more than 53,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs in more than 200 areas of study and more than 2,800 courses.

AACC considers itself the community's college. About 70 percent of recent, college-bound public high school graduates in Anne Arundel County who enrolled in Maryland higher education institutions attend AACC. In addition, the college serves students with a variety of academic goals, including adults returning to college for retraining and students taking college courses while still in high school. AACC has a diverse population, with 28 percent of fall 2011 credit students reporting they are from underrepresented groups (Black/African American, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, multiracial).

The college has received national and state recognition for its innovative programs. Its areas of study can lead to an associate degree, credit certificate or letter of recognition, continuing education certificate, industry credential, career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. Students may transfer to four-year institutions, and AACC has increased its transfer agreements with four-year schools to form pathways for students to continue their education.

Faculty and Staff

The college offers a comprehensive benefits package including retirement, life, disability, health, vision and dental insurance plans. Other options include flexible spending accounts, state employees' credit union, tuition waivers and tuition reimbursement.
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What We Offer

Come here first, before going anywhere else:
• To start your postsecondary education
• To train for a new career or update skills in a current job
• For personal enrichment

Employment at AACC

ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE is located within easy access to the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Our progressive faculty, staff, student support services and modern facilities provide the academic tools for unparalleled success. We offer a wide variety of exciting and challenging career opportunities and are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. In addition, we also provide competitive salaries and generous benefits, in a friendly and collaborative environment. Read More >>